I’m passionate about design, community, and living a good life with good people
What I do
Branding & Strategy
Web Design & Development
Print & Digital Collateral
Adobe Creative Cloud
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects
Product & Web
Figma, WordPress, Webflow, Sketch, HTML & CSS, InVision, SEO
Content & Social
HubSpot, ActiveCampaign, MailChimp, Social
Asana, Notion, Trello, Miro
SkyKick - Art Director
As an Art Director at SkyKick, I collaborate with cross-functional teams to execute engaging multi-channel campaigns, resulting in increased product registrations and qualified leads.
As a leader, I deliver strategic thinking and planning in support of lead generation campaigns, as well as create and maintain efficient workflows to meet tight deadlines.
As a hands-on creative, I’m able to design and develop all creative deliverables for digital marketing, including landing pages, ebooks, static and animated digital ads, infographics, emails, and presentations.
Much of our work is dedicated to website design and other digital experiences, for which we utilize messaging frameworks, analytics, and customer insights to inform design decisions and measure results.
Big Thinkers Society - Creative Director
2018 – 2021
As Creative Director for this deeply experienced and talented Brand Strategy team, I was in the exciting position of utilizing research and insights provided by the strategists as the foundation for my thoughtful approach to design. Doing my best work in collaboration with others, I was able to capitalize on the team’s strategic expertise, critical thinking, and thoughtful feedback to deliver successful results as Creative Director.
Freelance - Art Director
As a freelance Art Director and Brand Designer, I’ve collaborated with diverse client teams, often working independently to execute all creative deliverables across branding and marketing campaigns. My success has required I clearly articulate the inspiration and intent behind design decisions, while always leaving room for feedback and new ideas. It’s been a rewarding endeavor learning from my clients who are experts in their field while contributing to their success with my own expertise in strategic design.
Vertetude - Art Director
2012 – 2017
As Art Director and Senior Designer, I led multiple simultaneous projects, including direction of creative concepts, project management, and delegation of roles and tasks. I worked collaboratively and independently to efficiently produce creative content in support of our clients. I also established and improved processes and standards for internal and external quality control and provided training and professional development to enhance team effectiveness.
United States Marine Corps - Squad Leader
My experience as a Squad Leader taught me valuable lessons in leadership and personal growth. I learned the importance of prioritizing the well-being of others, as well as the value of diversity within a team. Additionally, my global experiences showed me the power of empathy in combating hate, which continues to inspire me in both my personal life and design work.
Seattle Central Creative Academy
Digital Experience Design, Graphic Design, Publishing Arts
Curious and self-driven, I have completed dozens of courses across platforms such as Skillshare, Udemy, LinkedIn, and more.
Artist / Dad / USMC veteran / Cycler / Gamer / Music lover / One Wheeler / LEGO fan / Dog lover
Outside of work, I get to live a radical dad life with my supportive wife. We have three beautiful and unique children—one in college, one in middle school, and one in elementary school. Together we embrace life as we grow together.